'Magic Mike'


It could be deemed the gender flip side of "Showgirls," but director Steven Soderbergh's effective drama about male strippers has more going for it ... particularly its basis in the actual experiences of star Channing Tatum.

Here, he plays mentor to someone who's just entering the trade (Alex Pettyfer, "I Am Number Four"), and there's plentiful bumping and grinding. And less-than-plentiful clothing. Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Joe Manganiello, Adam Rodriguez ("CSI: Miami") and Olivia Munn ("The Newsroom") also star. *** (R: AS, N, P) (Also on Blu-ray and Movies on Demand)

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